Labor Day at Cabrillo Beach

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 07, 2009 at 13:08:56:

Evil Jeff's wife Good Sue hasn't been in the water for two years, so Merry and I were going to join Jeff in getting her into Cabrillo Beach this morning. We arrived early to perform leak tests on our drysuits and get in a dive before the heat killed us. The visibility looked pretty nice inshore, but as we swam out to deeper water it dropped to about a foot. We headed back in until we found decent vis and hung out for awhile.
Calicos, perch and a giant kelpfish realized after about thirty minutes that we were not predators and allowed us to get close. Actually, they came over to check us out. While Merry shot video I looked for photo ops. The poor vis kept me from getting any good wide angle, and lack of subjects kept me from getting any good macro. I did manage to find a small flatworm, Prostheceraeus bellostriatus.
After getting out of our gear, Jeff called to say they weren't going to make it. We were a little pleased to know we wouldn't be going back in, but the dive was still fun.

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